Metal News for August 10, 2011
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"Be vigilant in truth and love," is not a lyric you’d expect to hear from a metal band, and especially not at a live show. You’d think it would have a way of stopping mosh pits, but that wasn’t the case when Times of Grace and Underoath came to Nashville, bringing along the bands Stray from the Path and Letlive. On the night of August 9th, the "Illuminatour" was to be a high-volume lesson in believing in yourself.
Amidst a record high-temperature summer, fans waited outside the venue well before the doors opened. More...
Eye of Odin, which refers to itself as "victory metal," has posted the song "The Sacrifice / The Blood of Many" online, which is the opening track from "Winterborn."
You can also check out two bizarre and tongue-in-cheek teaser videos for "Winterborn" in the clips below. More...
Ireland's Red Enemy is set to unleash the new EP, "What We Are Contained In, Is What We Are Worth" in the U.K. on October 10th. Check out the EP's opener "Where We Call Home" in the player below.
This month sees the band tour the U.K. for the first time playing dates with Save Your Grace, Once A Wolf, Visions, and TesseracT. Check out the band on the following dates:
13 - Basement 20, Liverpool w/ Save Your Grace
15 - Actress & Bishop, Birmingham
17 - The Hydrant, Brighton w/ Once A Wolf
18 - Backline Live, Guildford w/ Once A Wolf
19 - Wheatsheaf, Banbury w/ Once A Wolf
20 - Crawford Arms, Milton Keynes w/ TesseracT, Visions
Cascadian deathrock ensemble Atriarch signed a deal with Seventh Rule Recordings earlier this year. Now, thanks to the fine people at Decibel Magazine, you can stream Atriarch's debut release "Forever the End" in its entirety.
Navigate your browser over to Decibel Magazine's website at this location to check out the "Forever the End" track.
The track listing is as follows:
Tee Pee Records' artist Elks is offering the new track "White Fang Learns to Hate" at this location. The new track comes from the Brooklyn band's forthcoming debut "Destined for the Sun," available on September 13 through Tee Pee Records.
"Destined for the Sun" was recorded by Brendan Tobin (Made of Babies) at Translator Audio.
Elks bassist/vocalist Don Stewart comments on the album's concept:
"The EP is about the peaceful inhabitants of a planet colonized by an expanding empire who are imprisoned in a golden space hulk, then sent hurtling towards the nearest sun. Without food or water they are forced to eat the flesh of their kin while the heat from the approaching sun slowly cooks them alive. Eventually they're knocked off course and the ship crash lands on an inhabitable planet, where the unlucky survivors begin to rebuild their society. This song in particular is about the moment when they launch their redemption ship, the White Fang, to extract revenge."
The track listing for Elks' "Destined for the Sun" is as follows:
1.) White Fang Learns to Hate
2.) Fall of the Starchitect
3.) Two Moons of Mars
4.) Destined for the Sun
5.) Eaters of the Dead
Metal Injection attended the Holmdel, NJ stop of the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival and asked artists a series of questions. You can check out one of the clips below, in which bands discuss what acts they like to watch live. Metal Injection also commented on the video:
"We ask the bands of the 2011 Mayhem Fest to talk about which bands they enjoy watching live during the fest. See how members of Trivium, Machine Head, In Flames, Suicide Silence, All Shall Perish and Red Fang answer. Come back all week long for more Mayhem Fest Ask the Artists."
Sepultura has posted a video report online from the band's 2011 European tour dates. You can check out the video clip below.
Sepultura also recently release the new album "Kairos." You can check out Metalunderground.com's review of the album here.
The band also commented on its history:
"Rúbnìr (Ruben Jahren) and Erýk (Erik Engebretsen) met when walking to school one day. Upon discovering a mutual interest in music, they formed a band in 2008. Going through several bass players and drummers, in 2010 they opted to go back to being a creative duo, instead of remaining malfunctioning band.
"In 2011, they were accompanied by Emil (Emil Sigstad Moen) on scream. Elude The Sun is temporarily exclusively a studio band, due to lack of band members for a full live line-up."
Kylesa has announced it will be touring the West Coast into Canada this coming September. The currently announced dates are as follows:
9/2/2011 Troubadour - Los Angeles, CA
9/8/2011 MusicfestNW @ Dante's - Portland, OR
9/9/2011 The Highline - Seattle, WA
9/10/2011 Shakedown - Bellingham, WA
9/12/2011 Biltmore - Vancouver, BC
9/14/2011 Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA
You can also check out Kylesa's music by heading over to the band's MySpace page.
Footage has been posted online (courtesy of YouTube user Superskum), of Dying Fetus performing the song "Praise the Lord (Opium of the Masses)" in Denver, CO on the Summer Slaughter Tour. You can check out the clip below.
Dying Fetus also recently released an all-covers album titled "History Repeats..."
Michigan metalcore act Reset Me is currently offering the band's new self-titled EP as a free download. Download instructions for the EP are available by heading over to the band's Facebook page here.
The "Reset Me" track listing is as follows:
3. Glass Roses
4. Stagefright Club
Canada's Fuck The Facts will be hitting the road next week for a Canadian east coast tour, which will include shows with Misery Index & From Ashes Rise, as well as an appearance at the Southern Ontario Metal Festival.
Dates are as follows:
Aug 15 - New York, NY @ Public Assembly w/ From Ashes Rise
Aug 18 - Rimouski, QC @ Cactus Show Bar w/ Misery Index
Aug 19 - Moncton, NB @ Manhattan w/ Misery Index
Aug 20 - Halifax, NS @ Gus' Pub w/ Misery Index
Aug 21 - Charlottetown, PEI @ Baba's Lounge w/ Misery Index
Aug 22 - Fredericton, NB @ Capital Complex w/ Misery Index
Aug 23 - Edmundston, NB @ GPS Bar w/ Misery Index
Aug 24 - North Bay, ON @ Granite Club
Aug 25 - Sudbury, ON @ Jubilee Hall
Aug 26 - Toronto, ON @ Hardluck Bar
Aug 27 - Port Burwell, ON @ Southern Ontario Metal Fest
Detroit’s The Black Dahlia Murder, which is currently headlining the Summer Slaughter Tour in support of the new album "Ritual," will be back on the road this fall on a headline run that sees the band hitting cities not reached on its current tour.
Support on the fall tour comes from Oakland, California’s All Shall Perish and Richmond, Virginia’s Cannabis Corpse. Dates are as follows:
10/06 Columbus, OH The Bluestone (scaled)
10/07 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
10/09 Syracuse, NY Lost Horizon
10/10 Providence, RI The Met
10/13 Richmond, VA Canal Club
10/14 Wilmington, NC The Soapbox
10/17 Corpus Christi, TX House of Rock
10/19 Lubbock, TX Jakes
10/20 El Paso, TX Club 101
10/21 Flagstaff, AZ Orpheum Theatre
10/22 Tucson, AZ The Rock
10/23 Farmington, NM Top Deck
10/25 Oklahoma City, OK Conservatory
10/26 Lawrence, KS Granada Theatre
10/27 Des Moines, IA The Wheelhouse
10/28 Omaha, NE Waiting Room
10/30 Lansing, MI The Loft
Dead Horse Trauma has posted a video clip online for the song "Disbelief," which features Myke Terry (ex-Bury Your Dead). You can check out the clip below. The song is taken off the band's new album "Tellus Hodiernus Caducus."
YOB is currently offering fans an opportunity to hear the new album "Atma" before it is released on August 16th via Profound Lore Records. To check out the tracks from the album, head over to NPR's website at this location.
YOB is wrapping up a trek through North America with label mates Dark Castle. Stay tuned for more information on touring plans for the band.
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Prepare The Ground
3. Before We Dreamed Of Two
4. Upon The Sight Of The Other Shore
5. Adrift In The Ocean
Drummer Kenny Evans, who has been with Sacred Oath since recording the band’s debut “A Crystal Vision” in 1987, has suffered a severe injury to his spine and requires surgery. As a result, he will be unable to perform in the fall US tour in October.
“We’re all very worried about him,” said bandleader and singer Rob Thorne in an interview with DJ Roger Lotring on 91.7 WHUS in Connecticut. “We were hoping he could rehabilitate without surgery, but after the last show we did in New Haven he couldn’t walk for almost a week. He’s in serious, serious pain.”
For the tour, Sacred Oath has hired Chilean drummer Ignacio Orellana. Ignacio has been part of many projects and bands such as Pirosaint and Downfire (US). “This is a temporary replacement, and we’re all hopeful that Kenny will recover from surgery and be able to record the next Sacred Oath album,” said Thorne. “We’ve been together for so long, I can’t imagine an album without him. But Ignacio has been a blessing. He is a fantastic drummer, knows the material, and most importantly, is sensitive to the situation. We’re confident the tour will be strong.”
Sacred Oath's latest video for “Meet Your Maker” can be viewed below.
British rockers UFO have confirmed additional tour dates for the West Coast leg of their North American tour, which kicks off this September in Santa Rosa, CA. The band will be touring in support of the greatest hits collection "Best of a Decade" UFO is also in the process of working on a new studio album which is scheduled for release in early 2012.
UFO's upcoming tour dates with Mindflow are as follows:
9/15: Santa Rosa, CA @ Last Day Saloon
9/16: Sacramento/Orangevale, CA @ Boardwalk
9/17: Santa Clara, CA @ Avalon
9/19: Portland, OR @ The Aladdin Theater
9/21: Modesto, CA @ The Fat Cat
9/23: Las Vegas, NV @ Boulder Station Casino
9/24: Los Angeles, CA @The Key Club
9/26: Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theater
9/27: Fresno, CA @ Warnor's Center For The Performing Arts
9/29: San Juan Capistrano, CA @ The Coach House
9/30: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
10/4: Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
10/6: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
10/7: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio
10/8: San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
While the band takes a break from the road, Tesseract decided to begin work on a new music video for the track "Eden", which appears on the group's debut album, "One." In association with Escape Plan Productions, "Eden" will feature the artistic vision of Director Ganesh Rao and Director of Photography Jonny Greenwald. In regards to the new music video, bassist Amos Williams comments:
"We like to keep a close eye on what's happening in the underground and the scene from which we were born. One day a jaw-dropping, stunning video appears on Got-Djent.com. I mean beautiful, cinematic, and emotive. Ganesh Rao created not only a great example of 'djent' with his entirely self created EMPYREAN project, but as director of the video, made something that has truly risen the bar for independent creators. Now, as it happened we were looking for a director to work with us for our upcoming video for 'Eden', so it was a no-brainer to approach Ganesh to try and make it happen. We're very excited to see what we can create together. The hope is that it's a piece of art, not a bullshit piece of marketing that does nothing but to self serve and ego boost the band. A lasting composition that can be enjoyed both visually and aurally. It won't be MTV, but like all things TESSERACT, it should be intense, emotive, and enthralling."
Behind-the-scenes photos from the video shoot will be available soon, so stay tuned for a preview of "Eden." Beginning this fall, Tesseract will also join Between The Buried and Me and Animals As Leaders for the "Saints And Sinners" tour. Dates for the tour are below. More...
Weedeater has checked in with the following update about upcoming tour dates and the band's set list:
"We've been gearing up for this tour and are stoked to get back out there. We're working on a set that will include 'Jason...The Dragon' in it's entirety (minus the Barstul stuff) and plenty of old favorites too, maybe even a few surprises from the vaults of Weedmetal.
"There are a few places on this tour that we've never been to and several that we haven't played in forever, and of course plenty more that we just can't get enough of. We'll have some new merch and a limited edition tour shirt that we're pretty fond of. Also remember to save yourself a few bucks and get your tickets in advance here.
"Lastly, all you New Yorkers please make note that the Brooklyn NY show on Saturday Sept 10th at Europa is an early show. Doors are at 6pm and we'll be on stage at 9pm. That's it for right now; see you all soon."
Earache Records has checked in with the following announcement about offering the label's entire catalog for free online through Spotify:
"Have you ever wanted to hear that awesome new track from your favorite new band, or to go back and check out the early releases from some of the most legendary names in metal, but not had the money to spend on CDs or downloads? Earache has the answer!
"Earache Records has teamed up with popular music streaming service Spotify to give rockers and metalheads instant access to a huge library of killer tunes, all of which are completely free to listen to.
"Earache's entire music catalogue is available now on Spotify, featuring over 3500 tracks from some of the most legendary names in rock and metal, including such classic acts as AT THE GATES, CARCASS, MORBID ANGEL, DEICIDE and NAPALM DEATH, along with the latest releases from some of the hottest new bands such as EVILE, RIVAL SONS, WORMROT and many more.
"To listen to the entire Earache music catalogue, just head to this location (Spotify account required)."
Pentagram has posted footage of the band performing "Petrified" online, which is taken from the upcoming live DVD "When the Screams Come." You can check out the clip below. "When The Screams Come" has been set for an August 30th, 2011 release date through Metal Blade Records.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Day Of Reckoning
2. Forever My Queen
3. Ask No More
4. Run My Course
5. You’re Lost, I’m Free
6. Review Your Choices
9. All Your Sins
10. 20 Buck Spin
11. Sign Of The Wolf
12. When The Screams Come
As I Lay Dying has once again been recognized by the band's hometown of San Diego, as the group has taken home the "best hard rock" award at the 2011 San Diego Music Awards.
The awards show will took place on August 8th at Humphreys By The Bay in San Diego, CA. As I Lay Dying has also been honored at the awards in the past, taking home the "artist of the year" award on three separate occasions in 2005, 2007 and 2008.
All of the genre categories were voted on by the public, while the album categories were voted on by the San Diego Music Academy. The full list of winners and nominees can be seen at this location.
You can also check out a webisode of the band's recent festival appearances by navigating over here.
Cape Fear doom act Sourvein has announced the return of original bassist, Joshua ”JC Fari," who played with the band from 1993 – 2001 and again from 2003 – 2006.
Fari held down the low-end duties on both Sourvein's self-titled full-length and the "He’s No Good To Me Dead" compilation (featuring Sourvein alongside Grief, Bongzilla, Negative Reaction and Subsanity) among other compilations as well as the "Will To Mangle" demos. Fari also played guitar on the band’s split with Buzzov*en in 1995.
Fari relocated to Austin after Hurricane Katrina flooded his New Orleans apartment and studio in 2005 and left the band in 2006, following a tour of the U.K. with Remesses, to focus on his family. Since then, he’s been raising his son and working as a recording engineer. As of this summer, Fari is finally able to commit to touring and recording with Sourvein full time.
Fari will join vocalist T-Roy and co. for the band’s West Coast leg of the Black Fangs world tour in October. The Sourvein collective has extended its gratitude to Ahmasi O’Daniel (The Misanthrone Project) and Dave Sherman (Earthride) for filling in on bass the past few tours. "Black Fangs" was released via Candlelight Records on June 21st.
Scottish death metal act Cerebral Bore has signed a worldwide recording deal with Earache Records, released a debut album, had members mistakenly arrested during a killer manhunt, and completing a U.S. tour so far this year. Now, the band is gearing up for its first ever appearance at the Bloodstock Open Air. Cerebral Bore will be performing this Friday, 12th August at 2pm on the Sophie Lancaster Stage,
Guitarist Paul McGuire comments:
"We have played a whole bunch of open air festivals in Europe, but never in the UK, so this is sure to be pretty surreal for us! Especially with bands like Motorhead and Morbid Angel on the bill. Pretty much everyone I know in Scotland who listens to metal is going, so hopefully we will have a good crowd and tons of bodies battering each other! But most of all, it will be great to play to such a big home crowd; with a bit of luck it will be something we get to do more often in the UK."
Aug. 12 - Derbyshire, UK - Bloodstock Open Air Festival
Aug. 27 - Huddersfield, UK - The Parish
Aug. 28 - London, UK - The Purple Turtle
Sep. 17 - Kiev, Ukraine - Bingo Club
Sep. 30 - Darjeeling, India - The Underground Unleashed Festival
Swedish black metal horde Craft has announced the follow-up to the "2005" release "Fuck The Universe" will see a North American release. The nine-track album is titled "Void," and the track listing and artwork can be viewed below.
1. Intro (John’s Nightmare)
2. Serpent Soul
3. Come Resonance of Doom
4. The Ground Surrenders
5. Succumb To Sin
6. Leaving The Corporal Shade
7. Want To Commit Murder
8. Bring On The Clouds
"Void" is set to pollute the North American masses on September 27th, 2011, once again under the reign of Southern Lord Recordings, the label having also been responsible for the release of "Fuck The Universe" to the continent. More...
Technical death metal act Obscura will head to South East Asia and Dubai for the first time ever this September. This run of dates kicks off on September 23rd and is in support of the band's latest album "Omnivium" (reviewed here). The band's upcoming tour dates are available here.
Obscura's Steffen Kummerer commented on the upcoming tour: "We are honored to get the chance to play in South East Asia with Obscura for the first time ever. After our European run with Hate Eternal and the North American tour alongside Children of Bodom the 'Omnivium World Tour' finally extends to Asia. The band is stoked to meet our fans in the United Arab Emirates, Thailand, Singapore, and Indonesia in September and October this year!"
Obscura is also confirmed to perform at the German metal festivals Summer Breeze and Way of Darkness. The band is currently streaming the new album "Omnivium" in its entirety online at this location.
Goatwhore recently posted the first video update from the studio from the recording of the band's new album.
Drummer Zack Simmons added the following: "Tracking for the new record went very smoothly with the help of excellent equipment. I played a Pearl Reference kit with Sabian AA cymbals. The drums sound like canons of doom. Every time I hear the toms I want to break something because they sound so damn good. The AA's were a perfect match in their ability to cut through the thunder of the drums. This record is going to have a giant pair of balls hanging from it."
Details on the album and more studio updates will be made available as soon as they are completed.
Once Goatwhore wraps up recording, the band will immediately hit the road for headlining shows starting in Tampa, FL. From there, the group will join the Exhumed tour with support from Cephalic Carnage and Havok. All current dates can be seen now on the band's facebook page here.
Juno Bloodlust has posted another recording studio video online, which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the clip:
"In this video, Summum Algor is playing whole song of 'In this coffin of immortelles' for his practice. He has already recorded all songs for 1st full length album. Now I am mixing it, and I'm sure it will sound very nice. And also I am recording guitars, bass and vocals. I think we will be able to finish everything for the 1st album this August!"
Relapse Records has today officially announced the signing of blackened death metal act Weapon.
Weapon (Vetis Monarch: guitars and vocals, Kha Tumos: bass, Apostle VIII: guitar, The Disciple: drums) has previously released two full-length albums including "From The Devil's Tomb" (2010), and the band is currently writing the follow-up album.
Vetis Monarch commented on the recent signing and upcoming album: "Weapon is ready to take over the world, and our signing with a legendary label like Relapse Records is a key element in achieving that goal. We are in the process of writing the follow-up album to 'From The Devil's Tomb', and all our supporters can rest assured that the new material is a direct continuation of the sinister and violent music we have delivered thus far. Onwards and upwards by the blessing of Lucifer..."
Weapon has confirmed a handful of western Canada tour dates for later this month alongside Toxic Holocaust and Holy Grail. The band will also perform at this year's Rites of Darkness Festival held in early December in San Antonio, TX.
Revilement is currently streaming a song off the band's new album "Pillars of Balance." You can check out the new track "Degradation to Extinction" by heading over to the band's Facebook or MySpace pages.
The Taiwanese act also recently appeared on Metalunderground.com's digital tribute album "All For None, None For All: A Tribute To Peter Steele" by providing a death metal rendition of "Sex and Violence." Details are available here.
The "Pillars of Balance" track listing is as follows:
1. Pillars of Balance
2. Pity the Humans
3. Degradation to Extinction
4. Terminal Sedation
5. Tail Devouring Serpent
6. The Medjai's Return
7. Path of Apophis
8. Human Vivisection
9. Perverse Malevolence
10. Raping the Comatose
11. Feeding a Mind Corrupted
San Francisco's Forbidden has posted a music video online for the song "Omega Wave," which is the title track off the 2010 album of the same name (reviewed here). The clip was directed by Jon Schnepp and can be viewed below.
You can also find Metalunderground.com's interview with the band about the album by heading over to this location.
Norway's Cage of Torment has checked in with the following announcement about re-recruiting the band's former guitarist:
"Riffmeister who was a earlier member of cage of torment has returned to our home town with his family about a month ago.
"With no band we asked him to join COT again and he just said fuck yea! From learning new stuff in few weeks and then go into studio he has done a fucking great job! Cage of Torment is once again a brutal power of 5! Cheers!
"Regarding our 6 track cd/ep its in the final stage of miksing and mastering."
You can find Cage of Torment songs available for streaming by heading over to the band's MySpace profile.